K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research

Ægir 6000 på djuphavstokt sommaren 2016

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (JC-DeepSea) was established as a result of a generous contribution from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation.  It aims to be a leading international Centre for deep ocean research.

The Icelandic island of Surtsey (left) was created by a four-year volcanic eruption in the 1960s.

Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust

From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.

Welcoming session at the Aula (UiB)


The 47th Under Water Mining conference (UMC18) was hosted in Bergen, Grieghallen, from 11th to 14th of September. The conference was organized in collaboration with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (UiB), Global Centres of Expertise Subsea (GCE Subsea) and the Norwegian Petroleum...

Seminar the 12 April
Vehicle and sensors

High-Resolution Mapping and Sampling Technologies to Study Deep-Sea Volcanic and Hydrothermal Processes in the 21st Century

Emeritus Scientist Dr. Daniel J. Fornari from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Geology & Geophysics dept., is our guest at a seminar the 12 April, arranged by the Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory. He will hold an exciting lecture focusing on using specially developed technologies...

Vent shrimp and gastropods

A Hot and Deep Origin of Methane in Seafloor Hydrothermal Springs

Associate professor Eoghan Reeves at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research involved in a new study featured by the Deep Carbon Observatory.

Exciting progress in the SUSTAIN project
Drillsite at Surtsey

Looking at the deep biosphere through drill holes in a volcano

Our researcher Steffen Leth Jørgensen is one of the principle investigators of the SUSTAIN project and along with an international team of researchers he will exploit the opportunity to investigate the deep biosphere on the volcanic island Surtsey.